Famous Drugstore Tins For Sale: Page 4

FM4 – Here’s a real jewel! This is a year 2004 10 oz factory sealed tin of the no longer produced House of Windsor version of Country Doctor. This blend can be puffed on all day with no bite and no palate overload. The Latakia and Perique are so far in the background that they can easily be overlooked. Yet, there is just enough condiment leaf there to rev up this blend. The aroma in the tin and at the match is also heavenly. And fear not you nicotine addicts (of which I am one), this has enough to keep you happy. I cannot tell you just how highly I regard this Country Doctor. He’s gotten plenty of visits from me over the years! I have 1 tin available for $65 – SOLD


FM4 – House of Windsor version of Union Leader in a 2 oz from 2003. Quite a nicotine buzz from this broken crimp cut blend that was also used as a roll your own for decades before the pipe hounds found out that its slow burning characteristics were perfect for a briar! This tin sells for $20


WC4 – John Middleton’s Walnut in still cellophane outer wrapped factory sealed heavy duty 12-ounce plastic tubs from the 1990’s. Wow, is this ever a golden oldie. Grown men cried when this one when out of production in 2002. Unfortunately, due to the quality and variety of leaf needed and the time to blend, John Middleton decided to cease production of this very nice “drugstore” English blend more than a decade ago and now it can’t be found anywhere. Walnut was a medium bodied English and despite the depth and richness of the flavors, never overwhelmed the palate. It contained Burley, unflavored Black Cavendish, Kentucky, Latakia, Maryland, Oriental and Virginia. So much variety, and put together in a way that worked wonderfully. I have 1 of these marvelous old tubs still available for $65 – SOLD


WC5 – John Middleton’s long gone Kentucky Club Continental blend in a still cellophane outer wrapped factory sealed heavy duty 12-ounce plastic tub from the 1990’s. As noted on www.tobaccoreviews.com – ” A European Cavendish. Soft, packs well. Burns well and has a light aromatic creamy coconut aroma and taste. I have 1 tub available for $48 – SOLD


GH4 – The original Theodorius Niemeyer of Holland 10 oz tins of the long gone Flying Dutchman. These tins come from either late 1980’s or early 1990’s are still factory sealed and are in terrific condition. These tins are also of the  twist variety that even have their $9.95 still intact! Several years back, I smoked a bowl from an already opened tin that contained a finely cut, very dry tobacco. It packed easily and lit easily and from the very first puff it reminded me of nothing that I have ever smoked before. This shag cut blend was tasty, in an old fashioned sort of way and provided a lot of strength. Mostly Burley with a touch of Virginia. I have 4 tins available for $90 per tin


GH4 – One of the all-time most famous of “Drugstore” blends, the original Douwe Egberts Amphora Red Full Aroma in a 200 g ring pull tin with pictorial lid opening instructions and from the 1980’s. This old classic, with around 30-years of aging, should now be sensational at the match! Toasted Burley and Virginia with Cavendish to add fullness to the smoke, and a little aromatic enhancement for the wonderful smell at the match that has never been duplicated. I remember back in the 1970’s when I first started my pipe smoking journey, just about every pipe smoker I met had smoked and enjoyed this truly outstanding tobacco. I have just 1 tins available for $50 – SOLD


GH15 – A 10 oz tin of the original Douwe Egberts Amphora Green Extra Mild Cavendish that is from the 1980’s. This old classic, with more than 30-years of aging, should now be sensational at the match! Considered to be one of the finest “drugstore” blends ever to hit the market. Toasted Burley and Virginia with Cavendish to add fullness to the smoke, and a little aromatic enhancement for the wonderful smell at the match. I have just 1 tin available for $70 – SOLD


TA – A 10 oz tin of the original Douwe Egberts Amphora Regular ring pull factory sealed tin from the 1980’s. This old classic, with more than 30-years of aging, should now be sensational at the match! Considered to be one of the finest “drugstore” blends ever to hit the market. Toasted Burley and Virginia with Cavendish to add fullness to the smoke. I remember back in the 1970’s when I first started my pipe smoking journey, just about every pipe smoker I met had smoked and enjoyed this truly outstanding tobacco. This tin sells for $70 – SOLD


GH5 – Schermerhorn’s Coat of Arms Smoking Mixture in a 7 oz tin that was manufactured for Faber, Coe & Gregg, Inc. Schermerhorn’s made some terrific blends (Bestoval being their most famous), back in the 1950’s and 1960’s and I believe that this tin came from that era. Unfortunately, I have no idea what the contents are. Bewstoval was a wonderful cubed white Burley and if I remember correctly, Burley was what Schermerhorn’s was famous for, so, perhaps this one is a variation of that. In any event, this 7 oz handsome old tin days gone by sells for $45 – SOLD


GH6 – This is a really cool old still sealed key twist 16 oz tin of Arrowhead Mixture. It was made for the late Paul Spaniola’s famous Paul’s Pipe Shop in Flint, Michigan.Unfortunately, there is some rust on the bottom as well as a few dents and the sound when shaken tells me the contents are dried out. So, perhaps just a collector’s item or a rehydration project. This tin sells for $40 – SOLD


GH7 – Another of the all-time great American classics that is still going strong – these are still factory sealed with outer cellophane wrap thick plastic 14 oz tubs of  Carter Hall from 2002, giving the legendary contents within a striking 15-years of aging! This one is still being made today and Middleton’s is the blender. Carter Hall is a blend I smoked at least twice a day for awhile back in the mid 2000’s. It tastes like tobacco without fruity casing, and has some strength to it. The Burley is top-shelf and provides a no-nonsense tobacco taste that is bite free and I doubt that even Thomas the Tank Engine could puff this stuff up into the hot zone. It also has some kind of component that makes the ash adhere to the walls of your pipe, thus, I still smoke it to aid the caking process in new pipes. I have 3 of these 14 oz tubs available for $60 per tub


TA8 – From the early 1990’s comes this 12 oz tin of what was called “America’s #1 Pipe Tobacc” – Captain Black GOLD! Still produced today by Lane Limited, Cap. Black Gold is a golden Virginia/Burey Cavendish with the unique flavoring this blend is famous for. Just 1 tin available for $45


TA9 – From the early 1990’s, these are 7 oz tins of Borkum Riff Mixture with Bourbon Whiskey. As noted on the side of the tin – “35% Black Cavendish from Africa, Europe and the Philippines mixed with 65% Virginia from Brazil and Africa. And as a final treat, genuine Kentucky Bourbon Whiskey is added.” I have 6 tins available for $32 per tin


TA10 – From the 1970’s comes this 14 oz full and sealed tin of Kentucky Club’s “Blend of the Month.” I have no idea regarding the contents but back in those days, Kentucky Club would put together a new compilation each month to ship to its distributors. This 14 oz tin sells for $40- SOLD


TA11 – Another one of the most famous tobaccos of all time, Sir Walter Raleigh in a 14 oz still factory sealed ring pull tin from the early 1990’s and the Lane Limited version that is still being made today A cube cut Burley with an all tobacco taste that was enhanced with an aromatic agent.  This tin sells for $45


TA12 – This is George Washington in a 14 oz lever top tin produced by R.J Reynolds in the 1960’s in solid still factory sealed condition. This is, of course, one of the most famous American blends of all-time as far as the artwork goes. A Burley forward blend with a touch of Virginia and a molasses flavoring added that lent a sensational aroma to the compilation at the match. Hey, it was good enough for our founding father, right? This tin does show a slight dent on the side and some external rust but none that are deep or bleed through the metal. This tin sells for $75 – SOLD


TA14 – The original American Tobacco Company production 14 oz heavy duty plastic humidor encased Half and Half Burley & Bright. Note that these are promotional 1970’s twist seal humidors that got you both the tobacco and the humidor. As noted on www.tobaccoreviews.com – “Half and Half is a timeless mix of loose cut Burley and Virginia tobaccos with flavorful notes of Cardamom, Coriander and Maze. Enjoy this smooth, easy-going smoke again and again.” I have 4 of these handsome and well preserved commercial grade heavy plastic barrel humidors and they sell for $65 apiece


TA17 – One of the all-time classic drugstore blends, Union Leader in a 12 oz still factory sealed twist top tin from the 1980’s or early to mid 1990’s. This is the American Tobacco Company version which was made prior to the House of Windsor taking over the blending in the  late 1990’s and it was used as both pipe and ROY cigarette tobacco. A mostly Burley with a little Virginia combination which is lightly topped with maple. The smoking experience is “all tobacco” with just a hint of sweetness from the topping. The flavor and nicotine punch is delightful and dizzying. If you enjoy top-shelf Burley mixed with some fine Virginia and processed in a unique and satisfying way, grab this tin of Union Leader and go to work on it! Just 1 tin available for $40


TA20 – From Sutliff, this is Private Stock No. 1, Bourbon and Bright in a 12 ounce lever top tin from (I am guessing), the 1970’s since many of the “drugstore” tins from this same seller are from that time period. This no longer made blend is described this way on www.tobaccoreviews.com – “Aromatic, cavendish cut tobaccos with a dash of spirits that adds an extra dimension to our smooth tasting tobaccos.” This 12 oz tin has a small dent on the side that you can see in the photo and sells for $40